Art Galleries & Artists
Glass artwork (Danielle Hayes photo)
Salt Spring is internationally recognized for its gifted population of artists and artisans, among them such renowned names as Robert Bateman, Carol Evans and Jill Louise Campbell.
Painters, potters, woodworkers, jewellers, textile artists, fine-art photographers, basket makers and clothing designers abound. Such is Salt Spring's wealth of talent that Coastal Living magazine named the island the top "small arts town in Canada" and one of the top ten such arts colonies in North America.
Drop into the Visitor Centre in Ganges for an annually updated studio tour map. Then follow the signposts marked by a single sheep to 30-plus home-based studios scattered around the island. Most maintain regular hours during peak (July/August) and shoulder (May/June/September) seasons; all are open by appointment year-round. It's a great way to explore the island, step into some genuinely quaint and charming private homes and meet friendly creatives on their own turf.
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170 Hillcrest Drive
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
Join our local guides in a small group setting for a unique tour of Salt Spring's best attractions. We offer a range of tour packages that involve: guided nature walks and hikes for all levels, gourmet picnics at scenic viewpoints, the Saturday Market, stop-offs at local artists' studios and galleries, cheesemakers, vineyards, breweries, and farms, walking tours of Ganges, fishing and crabbing expeditions, family friendly tours, and many other highlights on and off the beaten track. Our 6 passenger van is very comfortable, and has air conditioning for hot summer days. Let our local guides show you their Salt Spring.